Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Friday, May 24, 2013
Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival - book now
Book Your Festival Tickets Now
This year's Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival promises to be the best yet, so why not join us to celebrate a decade of the best crime writing festival around? With more than 80 authors programmed in over 20 events over one long criminally good weekend, there is something for everyone from die hard crime fiction fans to those fascinated by Victorian crime or obsessed with Twitter.
Here's a run down of the fabulous panels we have planned for the festival. Book your tickets now to avoid missing out on the biggest and best crime wave of the summer!
In a world where unspeakable crimes are committed, does crime fiction anatomise or glorify crime? Michael Ridpath chairs the panel with Belinda Bauer, writing duo Nicci French, Alex Marwood and Stav Sherez. Book Online Box Office: 01423 562303
Fri 19 July | 10 pm | £10 BOND PANEL: FLEMING FANS You’ll be shaken AND stirred by authors Sam Bourne, JJ Connolly, Susan Hill and Gregg Hurwitz, who will be given the license to thrill by chair Charles Cumming. Book Online Box Office: 01423 562 303
Sat 20 July |3.30 pm | £10 PANEL DISCUSSION: South of the Equator Join us on a memorable long-haul flight to far-flung destinations with a sizzling showcase of authors from the Southern Hemisphere. Authors Lauren Beukes, Helen Fitzgerald, Michael Robotham, and M D Villiers join chair Paul Johnston for a journey you won’t forget. Book Online Box Office: 01423 562 303
Sun 21July | 10am | £10 PANEL DISCUSSION: Slaughtering The Sacred Cows Iconoclastic authors Stuart MacBride, Catriona McPherson, Manda Scott and Cathi Unsworthspeak to broadcaster Mark Lawson, about breaking the mould, bending the rules, flouting the conventions, sticking their tongues out and generally pushing the boundaries of the genre.